The novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 is on the verge of a pandemic—or at least that's what's being portrayed in the media. It's hard to know what's really going on, but either way, the world is reacting. People have been panic-purchasing food, water, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper—so much so that local stores and online retailers are sold out.
Hand sanitizer makes sense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Surgeon General, and the World Health Organization (WHO) are all urging the public to wash their hands effectively to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Toilet paper though? That one's a little confusing. COVID-19 isn't a snow storm. Cars can still get to where they need to go—like to the store to buy toilet paper. Just wash your hands when you're done.
Karen Goodsell is a sales executive at SKG Title Group, and as part of her job, she "hobnobs" with lots of people all day long—people who, even in the midst of a public health crisis, insist on shaking hands like barbarians. In a video posted to Facebook, Goodsell takes matters into her own (very untrustworthy) hands. While rocking one of those cones dogs wear after surgery to prevent them from biting or licking their wounds, she gives her take on the spread of the virus, which hilariously isn't the reason she's wearing the cone. Want to know the reason? Watch her funny video: